TNIS Panui Wiki 3, Wā Kura 1 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates


Term Dates 2022

Term One

Tuesday 1 Feb- Thursday 14 April

Term Two

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term Three

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December

Tumuaki Kōrero

Kia ora e te whānau,

I am delighted to let you know that our start to 2022 has been a smooth transition for our learners from Year 7 to 8 and from primary to intermediate school. It has been fantastic to see tuakana teina* happening between our Year 7 and 8 learners both inside and outside the classroom.

Team spirit is already being developed with a lunchtime team touch rugby tournament underway this week. Learners have been playing and supporting each other from the sidelines with gusto!

Learners have also been busy this week completing Progressive Achievement Tests (PATs), which are a useful assessment tool for teachers. The results give us a good indication of where our learners are at in the learning as well as areas for development. As a nationally standardised and moderated test, we are able to see where our learners sit across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Further information about our EOTC activities will be sent to you by your child’s classroom teacher by the end of this week along with a form for you to fill out. If you are available and able to volunteer your time during these activities, please indicate on the form as soon as possible. These events rely on parent volunteers to go ahead.

Please read the reminders section of the newsletter as there is some important information for you and your tamariki.

Finally, you will have seen on our app alert last evening that we had our first positive case of Covid19 in our school on Monday morning. The child was only in their classroom for a brief period at the start of the school day, We have erred on the side of caution at this stage and the learners in the class at that time are considered close contacts. No one else in the school is affected at this time. Both the class teacher and learners are currently at home in isolation. Information about the Ministry of Education guidelines and steps that we are following in response to Covid positive cases in our school will be sent out via our School App later today.

*Tuakana/teina refers to the relationship between an older (tuakana) person and a younger (teina) person and is specific to teaching and learning in the Māori context. ... Younger to older – the teina has some skills in an area that the tuakana does not and is able to teach the tuakana.

Ngā mihi,

Kate Surgison

Acting Principal

TNIS Team Touch Tournament


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Wananga - Effective Learning Interactions

Use Tuakana Teina to support others in their learning.


Emergency Evacuation and Lockdown Practices

We are planning to have an emergency evacuation practice next week to ensure that everyone is familiar with the procedures for safely evacuating our buildings. We are required by the Fire Service to undertake these practices twice a year.

Last week, as you will have been aware from our app alerts, we were in a short lockdown due to a person refusing to leave our school grounds. This was a good test of our systems and processes during this short event and everyone responded calmly. We will have another Lockdown practice later in the year and will inform you when this is taking place.

Sports Prospectus 2022

At this time of year, our sports coordinators would normally present an information evening at school. The presentation covers the sporting opportunities on offer at TNIS as well as our expectations of both learners and parents of learners intending to take part.
In light of the protection framework setting, we are unable to offer the presentation at this time. Instead, please click on the link below to view our sports prospectus, which is used as the basis for the presentation.
If you have any questions or queries regarding sport at TNIS, please contact

Parent and Learner Information

If you haven't done so already, please click on the link below and take some time to go through our Learner and Parent Information handbook with your child. There is useful information about our school including TNIS expectations.

Itinerant Music Lessons

2021 ICAS Results and Certificates - UPDATE

The certificates and login details for the Science and Maths assessments HAVE ARRIVED. They are being kept at the school office for collection until the end of Term 1. Any certificates that are unclaimed will be destroyed after that.

Any queries about the Science and Mathematics results must be made directly to ICAS.

Phone: 0800 440 904


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Individual and Class Photographs

This Friday 18 February, Photolife will be coming to take class and individual photographs. Everyone will have a photograph taken, as we use these photos for identification and on your child’s classroom report. You will be given the opportunity to purchase these photos online but there is absolutely no expectation to buy any photos. Please check that your child’s uniform is clean and tidy and that they have shoes on.


We have a large number of cyclists riding to and from school each day. We strongly recommend that all cyclists wear a fluoro vest so that they are highly visible. The traffic around our school is extremely busy at the start and end of the school day.

Please check that your child has a sturdy lock for their bike so that it is safe during the day.

We’re a TaxGift school: TaxGift grows your donation!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Kindo and TaxGift, which you’ll see when

you donate to us next year.

With TaxGift, your gift grows at no cost to you with the gift of your donation tax credit. By choosing to TaxGift your tax credit when you next donate via myKindo, you will be supporting us even further at absolutely no cost to you. It’s the easiest gift you’ll ever give us: simply TaxGift us your donation tax credits on your gifts to us from this year forward. It takes less than a minute to opt in, then the friendly folks at TaxGift and myKindo will work together to make it happen.

Haven’t claimed donation tax credits before? Gift them to us! If you haven’t claimed your donation tax credits on your gifts to us in the last four years, you can donate them to us with a simple tick of the historic tax credits box in the TaxGift form.

School Fundraising


The following is community news and is published as a service to our community. Inclusion in this newsletter should not be seen as a recommendation or endorsement.

Hearts and Minds - Parenting Tweens & Teens Through Stress & Anxiety

Hearts and Minds warmly invites you to join their upcoming Zoom group for Parents of Tweens and Teens (aged 11-18).

For full details please refer to the flyer below.

Dates: Thursdays (4 sessions) March - 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Cost: Free (no referral required). Note: For parents residing in Auckland and

North Shore area.

Facilitator: Tillie Lima (Bachelor of Counselling, Diploma in Business & Counselling)

To register or for more information please reply to:

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